Visitors numbers to Ireland increased by over 56,000 - but British trips were down.

The Gathering may have caught the imagination of American tourists, but the number of British visitors to Ireland continues to decline, figures releas(...)

“In The Fall our fabulous female detective (Gillian Anderson) explains that the killer has washed the body of the dead woman, and even washed and dried her bed linen, before arranging her in a photogenic pose on her own bed.” Photograph: Steffan Hill

Television females lead strange lives. And not just because they wake up with all their make-up on, always have clean hair and can wear boned b(...)

Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin comes out on top when it comes to a broad range of quality of life indicators, according to the latest report from the Central Statistic(...)

Imagine the populations of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities put together. They amount to about 400,000 people. That’s about the numb(...)

In the first three months of the year exports of chemical and pharmaceutical products fell by more than 11 per cent on the same period in 2012

The value of exports rose modestly for the second consecutive month in March, but foreign(...)

New research shows in the starkest terms yet how younger people were much more seriously affected by the property crash(...)

The cost of alcohol and beverages has increased 5.3 per cent in the last 12 months.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

Ireland’s headline inflation rate remained flat last month just as it did twelve months ago, according to new data from the Central Statistics (...)

 Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar: “These figures suggest that the Gathering has got off to a strong start.”

The Gathering has significantly boosted tourism figures so far this year from North America and continental Europe, Fáilte Ireland stati(...)

Conor Mowlds (left) and Darren O’Sullivan of Darren O’Sullivan Seftec NMCI Offshore in the National Maritime College of Ireland, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The State’s exporters dispatched goods to more than 210 countries and territories last year. Products ranging from pharmaceuticals and livestoc(...)

Goods out: a container ship loading in Dublin Port. Photograph: Jason Hawkes/Stone/Getty

A month before the bailout, on October 27th, 2010, a strategy to help bring about an “export-led recovery” in the ailing economy was revealed b(...)

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